Terranoble Carmenere CA2 Costa 2018
This is a sensational Carmenere from a single vineyard in the Colchagua Valley. The wine is extremely elegant, powerful and packed with ripe red fruit flavours that are fresh and vibrant. On the concentrated palate it is extremely juicy and the exceptional fruit flavours are supported with firm and bold tannins. Long in the finish the wine makes and ideal partner to red meats of all types.
- Country: Chile
- Region: Rapel Valley
- Subregion: Colchagua Valley
- Vintage: 2018
- Colour: Red
- Grape Variety: Carmenère
- ABV: 14.5%
- Bottle Size: 75cl
- Closure: Natural cork
- Style: Dark and rich
- Drink With: All red meats
This is a great expression of Carmenere which is ideally suited to the Coastal Region of the Colchagua Valley where the granitic soils make it a perfect home. The vineyards are planted on the regions soft hills where the soils are low in fertility and morning breezes aid the slow ripening of the grapes thus leading to healthy and high quality grapes.
About the grower
In 1993, the founders of Sol De Andes embraced their dreams of taking full advantage of Chile's natural bounty to make great wines and founded their estate in the Maule Valley. The philosophy of Sol De Andes is to produce elegant and enjoyable wines that highlight the distinct characteristics of each grape variety by combining cutting-edge technology with traditional winemaking skills.
Poor soils, excellent exposure to sunshine and the absence of rain at harvest time are unique and invaluable conditions for the production of quality wines in Chile. On its daily journey over the Andes to the Pacific, the sun illuminates the vineyards and this was the inspiration for the Sol De Andes ("Sun From The Andes") name. The 450 hectares of Sol De Andes vineyards are located in the foothills of the Andes in the Maule, Casablanca and Colchagua Valleys where the influence of the Pacific moderates the climate and where the diurnal temperature fluctuation preserves the balance and freshness of the wines.
The Sol De Andes winery sits next to its oldest vineyards in San Clemente in the Maule Valley, where cutting-edge technology and traditional winemaking skills are combined to enable them to make the best possible wines.